HUNTER PENCE NEWS

Giants playing like champs, own best record in baseball since April 21

The Giants are playing like the best team in baseball right now. With the three-game sweep of the Dodgers, they now own the best record of any team since April 21 at 19-8. The Giants’ current run actually began with a three game sweep of the Dodgers at AT&T Park. The team was 4-10 prior to this run. Which is the real Giants team? Per MLB.com, manager Bruce Bochy said, "I think...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Sweep It Is: Giants Blank Dodgers Again

The Madison Bumgarner-Clayton Kershaw face off did not disappoint (at least for Giants fans) as San Francisco completed the shut-out sweep of their rivals 4-0. Bumgarner (finally) got the monkey off his back as he took rival Kershaw deep in the third inning for his first home run of the year. It was Bumgarner’s seventh career home run, which is sixth among all active pitchers...
Via BaySportsNet
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Odd year, don’t care: here come the San Francisco Giants

There’s no such thing as an odd year jinx. That’s what San Francisco Giants fans have tried to convince themselves of over the past few years, anyway. The Giants’ success in even years starting in 2010 has belied their struggles in the odd years that followed, either due to bad injuries, bad baseball, or both. For whatever reason, the Giants just couldn’t seem to get it together...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence enjoys U2 concert ahead of season debut at AT&T Park

The Giants’ enigmatic right fielder Hunter Pence made his debut at AT&T Park this season on Tuesday following his return from a broken arm. Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News quotes him on his return:“This ballpark is special,” Pence said. “Coming home in front of our fans, it’s an electric atmosphere. … I’m grateful to be back. I have a lot of excitement...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Belt & Hunter Pence: The Bay’s New Bash Brothers

San Francisco Giants Hunter Pence, left, laughs with Brandon Belt after hitting a two run home run against the Cincinnati Reds in the third inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati, Sunday May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman) Tragedy struck the freshly-crowned 2014 World Series Champion Giants clubhouse within the first week of Spring Training, when when all-star outfielder and fan...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Sluggish Start, San Francisco Continues to Gain Momentum With Offensive Approach

San Francisco Giants including Nori Aoki, of Japan, (23) celebrate their 6-0 win at the end of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, May 8, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) The start of the 2015 season for the San Francisco Giants was not one that any reigning World Series team would ever aspire for. First off, they lose all-star third baseman and three...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Giants May 19, 2015: The Curious Case of Carlos Frias

Dodgers Giants 7:15 p.m. San Francisco, Ca. CF Pederson LF Aoki SS Rollins 2B Panik 2B Kendrick CF Pagan 1B Gonzalez C Posey LF Van Slyke 1B Belt C Grandal RF Pence RF Ethier SS Crawford 3B Guerrero 3B McGehee P...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pence's return to the Giants reminiscent of McCovey

Hunter Pence homered in his second game back in the Giants’ lineup on Sunday following a 36-game absence due to a broken arm. Giants beat writer Chris Haft points out that a similar thing happened in 1972 with Willie McCovey. McCovey broke his arm in April 1972 and missed 44 games. He actually homered in his first game back with the Giants.What made McCovey’s homer perhaps more...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers-Giants Preview

It wasn't long ago that the San Francisco Giants were struggling to find reliable offense and were in last place after a series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. With Hunter Pence contributing immediately upon return and the club arriving home from a successful road trip, those concerns seem to have diminished and the Giants have climbed back to second place as they begin a three-game...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds looking to rebound in series finale against Giants

Hunter Pence is back, and the same could be said of the San Francisco Giants' offense. They may not need to do much with Chris Heston getting the ball. Heston aims to build on his first complete game - and the only one by a member of the Giants - as the club goes for its longest road winning streak over the Cincinnati Reds in nearly a decade Sunday. San Francisco (19-18) ranks near...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: Pence power!

Hunter Pence is a consistently good fantasy performer. From 2008-14, he ranked fourth among outfielders in runs (615), fourth in RBI (620), ninth in home runs (168) and 37th in stolen bases (91) while batting .280. Pence's high floor had him ranked as a top-12 fantasy OF on my board this spring before he broke his arm in early March. Pence came off the DL strongly on Saturday, with...
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Pence's return, Crawford's grand slam power Giants past Reds

  The Giants enjoyed watching Hunter Pence run around the bases. Brandon Crawford's grand slam was a pretty good moment, too. Crawford hit his fourth career grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs Saturday night, and Hunter Pence scored three times in his return from a broken forearm, leading the San Francisco Giants to an 11-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The defending...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Final: May 16, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com If you only read one thing… Hunter Pence is back. He was 2-for-3 in his first game back with the Giants on Saturday with a single, double, walk and three runs scored.   It was very encouraging for Pence owners to see him return from a broken forearm as well as he did. He looked comfortable at the plate and could possibly be the spark that the...
Via The Fantasy Fix
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Crawford hits grand slam, Giants pound Reds 11-2

CINCINNATI (AP) Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs Saturday night, and Hunter Pence scored three times in his return from a broken forearm, leading the San Francisco Giants to an 11-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The defending World Series champions are hoping their offense gets a boost from Pence's return. The right fielder was hit by a pitch...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Crawford Slam, Pence’s Return Lift Giants To Victory Over Cincinnati

Coming off an offensive explosion in Friday night’s 10-2 win over the Reds, The Giants welcomed back right-fielder Hunter Pence with open arms. Pence did not disappoint. With Pence going 2-for-3, a Brandon Crawford grand slam, a sharp Ryan Vogelsong, and a combined total of XX hits for the Giants, San Francisco was able to take game two from the Reds with a final score 11-2....
Via BaySportsNet
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants activate Hunter Pence off DL, broken arm healed

CINCINNATI (AP) The Giants have activated right fielder Hunter Pence off the disabled list, giving the defending World Series champions a big boost to their struggling offense. Pence was hit by a pitch during spring training and broke the left forearm just above the wrist. He felt good during a one-week rehab assignment in the minors, prompting the Giants to fly him in for the rest...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence activated, batting sixth

According to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area, the Giants have activated right fielder Hunter Pence, as expected. Third string catcher Hector Sanchez has been optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. Pence is added to roster. Hector Sanchez optioned to Triple-A. — Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) May 16, 2015 In the third game against the Reds in Cincinnati, Pence is batting sixth behind Brandon...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

He’s Back; Hunter Pence to Return for Giants on Saturday

Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants, waves to the crowd along the parade route during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade on October 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the 2014 World Series. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The Giants will regain their starting right fielder on Saturday...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Outfielder Hunter Pence on his way to rejoin Giants

CINCINNATI (AP) Outfielder Hunter Pence is on his way to rejoin the San Francisco Giants. Manager Bruce Bochy says Pence feels good after a one-week rehab assignment in the minors and has a flight to Cincinnati. He could be activated on Saturday before the third game of a series against the Cincinnati Reds. Pence's left forearm was broken by a pitch from the Cubs' Corey Black on...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence to be activated tomorrow

According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, Hunter Pence is on his way to Cincinnati to join the big league club. He won’t be activated until tomorrow (Saturday). A bit of breaking news: Hunter Pence is on his way to Cincy from Las Vegas today, I’m told. Won’t be activated until tomorrow. — Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) May 15, 2015 Pence, 32, was recovering...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence Close to Returning to Giants Lineup

View image | gettyimages.com Hunter Pence was hit by a pitch on March 5th and fractured his forearm. The San Francisco Giants offense has missed him dearly. Pence is considered day-to-day and could be activated this weekend!   Giants Offense MLB Ranks Runs 29th Batting Average 10th On Base Percentage 10th Slugging Percentage 23rd   Pence will return to the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence, Matt Cain Making Progress for Giants

Hunter Pence #8 celebrates with Gregor Blanco #7 of the San Francisco Giants after scoring in the second inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) As the Giants wrapped up a victory over Houston on Tuesday night, some of the biggest news of the...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Maxwell keeps family together, adds big bat, glove in right

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Justin Maxwell's 5-year-old daughter, Liana, waits anxiously outside the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse for her father, long after the little girl's bedtime. There is no such thing as a regular schedule for the right fielder's three children these days, and that's just how he and wife Loren want it. They decided to stick together as a family for the entire baseball...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence rehabs in Triple-A Sacramento

After breaking his left forearm in spring training, Hunter Pence is finally back in action rehabbing in Sacramento. No he didn’t ride his scooter all the way to Sacramento. On Friday night, he got huge ovations coming in from the club house in left center field and notched an RBI sac fly as part of his hitless night. On Saturday night, Raley Field was sold out and once again...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pence Excited to be Back on the Field, Enjoying Sacramento

After two months of rehab from a broken wrist, Hunter Pence is grateful to be playing baseball again.   Pence got in a rental car and drove up to Sacramento to start his rehab assignment on Friday night. He went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly in his first game with the River Cats.   “I was really amped, and I was pretty excited. I hardly slept the night before,” said Pence...
Via BaySportsNet
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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